Lafayette Barber Shop matchbox cover

Description (Brief)
A tin matchbox cover with a printed celluloid covering. On the front is advertising copy for Lafayette Barber Shop in Hawthorne, N.J. It reads "Ladies' Hair Bobbing a Specialty." On the back are instructions for scoring bridge games.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
match box cover
date made
ca 1926
maker
Louis F. Dow Co.
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3.9 cm x 6 cm x 2 cm; 1 9/16 in x 2 3/8 in x 13/16 in
place made
United States: Minnesota, Saint Paul
referenced
United States: New Jersey
ID Number
2006.0098.1609
catalog number
2006.0098.1609
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Hairstyling
Games
Smoking
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Celluloid
Advertising
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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